About 110 doctoral students participated in the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) research meet namely '4th IIM-A Annual Doctoral Colloquium,

Last Updated: 2011-01-04T03:50:24+05:30

IIM-A Research Meet, 110 Doctoral Students Participate

Ahmedabad: About 110 doctoral students have come to the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) in order to participate in the '4th IIM-A Annual Doctoral Colloquium,' which began at IIM-A on Monday i.e. January 3, 2011.

The colloquium aims at building platform for the researchers to meet and talk about their works to understand the latest trends and issues in the area of research. As per sources, a total of 56 research papers will be presented during the two-day event by researchers that have come from institutes like IIT, IIMs, in the country and other countries like Sri Lanka, Netherlands, UK and so on. Around 50 faculty members and eight persons from the industries are also participating in the event.

Samir Barua, IIM-A Director, referring to the colloquium and talking about contemporary situation and research opportunities, has said that as they begin 2011, the expected recovery growth in global economy continues to be elusive. He said that the world is faced with insolvency of several European nations and inflation worries in China and India, the two countries that have been delivering growth. The government and the central banks the world over appear to have run out of ideas on how to return to growth with job creation and benign inflationary expectations.

Furthermore, he also said that the hardships being faced by millions across the world as a result of these developments have reminded everyone of the need to seriously pursue the idea of inclusive growth not just in the developing but also in the developed economies. He added that the situation presents a great opportunity for budding researchers to engage in work that addresses issues related to these developments and search for new paradigms to find solutions to issues that are facing nation, firms and individuals.

- By Raihan Hassan
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